Lately, Iran’s negotiations with super powers at one stage looked like standoff between the US and Iran. While other countries looked ready to walk away, John Kerry, US Secretary of State tried his best to convince others to arrive at a framework that lead to easing sanctions on the country Saudi Arabia considers its worst foe.
It looked that only the US was desperate in normalizing relationship with Iran. Many of the readers may not by aware of the fact that Iran buys the largest value of goods from the US despite all the stringent sanction being in place for more than three and half decades.
A question arises, why the US should be ready to relinquish its ‘global policeman, role? The reply is simple that the largest super power is sinking deeper into economic crisis. Worst of all country is inching towards the worst drought; many states are imposing water rationing as the food security program is at colossal risk.
According to a report more rigs are drilling water wells in the US than oil. Farmers have the strongest lobby in the US and they want the government to protect their interest rather than venturing into any enemy country to keep the arsenal factories running at full capacity.
There is growing realization in the US citizens that Israel has been blackmailing the US government by promoting Iran as the biggest threat for the world. Zionists have inculcated a feeling among the Saudis that Iran is their worst energy as compared to Israel.
The incumbent prime minster made last ditched effort by adding members of the US congress but his mantra failed in attracting attention of masses. Now many of the US citizens are openly asking the question, is the US foreign policy dictated by Israel?
The US has attained the status of the largest oil producing country and got free from the clutches of some of the largest oil producing country i.e. Saudi Arabia. Despite nearly 50 percent decline in WTI prices and extreme glut of oil in the country it has not allowed export, just to keep energy prices low to accelerate economic activities.
Within the super powers, China remains one of the biggest buyers of Iranian crude oil and must be the happiest one if economic sanctions facing Iran over the last three and half decades are removed. Not only buying oil will become easier for it but it would also be able to invest huge in Iranian oil and gas up stream industries.
The US has huge investment in China and at no stage it would like to offend one of the largest economic superpower, despite it replacing the US in Asia and attaining huge naval presence in the Indian Ocean. The US is trying to establish Indian hegemony in the Indian Ocean region but China is moving at a much faster pace.
Growing Chinese interest, through investment in infrastructure projects is also aimed at developing Pakistan as ‘trade and energy corridor’. If Iran can move its oil only through Pakistan, it would not only save billions of dollars spent on freight but also curtail transit time.
Russia, directly in confrontation with the US and other European countries wants to take a revenge for the US for its defeat in Afghanistan and also imposing sanctions on it after the repossession parts of Ukraine.
One may recall that when the US led group wanted to assault Syria, Putin emerged the biggest opponent and went to the extent of threatening attacks on Saudi Arabian oil installations if any such adventure was made.
Britain has already taken over the command from the US in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), after the defeat of ISIS a phantom created and supported by the US. Britain has a long history of managing colonies following ‘divide and rule policy’. While the US believes in military assaults Britain overpowers countries by creating internal conflicts and weakening the countries, to make them subservient to its might.
If Lawrence of Arabia was a phantom used to demolish Ottoman Empire, Abubakar Baghdadi is also a product of Britain being used for fragmenting and weakening many countries of MENA.
The US could not create justification for attaching Syria and Iraq, but inroad made by ISIS paved way for airstrikes in the name of weeding out ISIS, in either case strategic installations of Syria and Iraq were destroyed. The same strategy is being followed in Yemen to ignite direct confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Germans and French governments want cheap oil to boost their economies and the only solution is to allow Iran to export more oil. They are keen in seeing export of gas from Iran to bring its price down; the way crude oil prices plunged. The two countries are also eyeing huge investment potential in Iran.
Therefore, it be right to say that reaching an agreement to remove sanctions on Iran is the most urgent desire of super powers rather the country that has withstood worst sanctions for more than three and half decades.